Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18, 2018)

Location:  Addis Ababa

Event:  On September 19, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services in anticipation of protests planned throughout Addis Ababa.  Embassy employees are instructed to stay at home.  U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance should contact the after-hours emergency number below.

Actions to Take:

  • Remain at home/in a secure location.
  • Inform family and friends of your location as communications may be disrupted during this period.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events.
  • Avoid large crowds and demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after-hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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